Britart


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Britart

(ˈbrɪtˌɑːt)
n
(Art Movements) a movement in modern British art beginning in the late 1980s, often conceptual or using controversial materials, including such artists as Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread
[C20: Brit short for British]
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Saatchi, for example, a well-known media tycoon, is responsible for the introduction and promotion of BritArt, with artists such as Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and many others (see Adams, Jardine, Maloney, Rosenthal, Stone).
That artist's home city of Nottingham won but Northern Print, which came second, plans to use its PS200 runner-up prize money to mount an exhibition of work by Collishaw, a founder of the Britart movement, with Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Emin and others.
I have no qualms with experimenting, in fact I have actively encouraged innovation throughout my professional career, but let us be unequivocal about this, regurgitating BritArt is hardly cutting edge any longer.
BritArt star Tracey slipped into the building last week to oversee the neon installation which one insider said was more suited to a nightclub.
The Britart celebrity, 47, who was homeless twice in her life aged 17 and 23, submitted the image to a Bangor art gallery which was raising money for homeless charities.
And Audi teamed up with Britart godfather Damien Hirst earlier this year on a paint-splattered A1 that raised pounds 350,000 at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara charity ball.
What the media dubbed New Labour's 'Cool Britannia' brand of nationhood included an endorsement of Britart, the deliberately shocking new work of a group of young artists, including Harvey, (25) whose rapid success shifted them, as Rosemary Betterton has put it, from 'alternative exhibition spaces to major public and institutional acclaim' within less than a decade from their graduation.
On September 15, 2008, Sotheby's started a two-day auction of works by Britart star Damien Hirst that would generate almost $200 million -- and come to be seen as the end of an era.
Its founder Charles Saatchi is closely associated with the Britart movement which encompassed artists like Damien Hirst.
The world of today's superstars also ranges over drink, dugs and dolls, Burksey is as at home on the catwalks of Milan, the theatre and Britart galleries of London, the rehab clinics of Los Angeles, as on the pitch.
signed an exclusive deal with the UK's largest online art dealership, Britart Eyestorm, in September 2004.